Love of the Game Spring, 2014 Auction - Closes Saturday, May 31, 2014
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Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1945, "Orator" Jim O'Rourke was thusly named because of his penchant for verbosity.  Over the course of a 23-year career, he amassed a .310 lifetime batting average with 8 teams, primarily in the National League.  The card, number 358-2, has been graded VG 40 by SGC, due largely to staining on the reverse, likely from glue as the card was almost surely mounted at some point in a scrapbook.  The image quality is very good, perhaps a little light on the contrast but still very clear.  An outstanding example of a 19th Century Hall of Famer that, while not scarce (relatively speaking), is certainly not seen as often as many others in the issue.

Population Data

SGC Population: 56 total graded, 6 at this level, 16 higher*

PSA Population: 4 total graded, 1 at this level, 3 higher

*Please note that SGC does not differentiate between pose variations on N172 cards, so this figure represents all the Jim O'Rourke N172s they have graded, regardless of pose.

1887 N172 Old Judge Jim O'Rourke (HOF) - SGC VG 401887 N172 Old Judge Jim O'Rourke (HOF) - SGC VG 40
1887 N172 Old Judge Jim O'Rourke (HOF) - SGC VG 40
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Minimum Bid: $400
Final prices include buyers premium.: $720
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Sunday, June 1, 2014.
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